Stromatolites: why do we care?

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Article discussing stromatolites. The authors apply the method of Diffusion Entropy (DE) to the study of stromatolites by means of a two-dimensional procedure that makes it possible for us to compare the DE analysis to the results of a compression method.

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Ignaccolo, Massimiliano; Schwettmann, Arne; Failla, Roberto; Storrie-Lombardi, Michael C. & Grigolini, Paolo April 2004.

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Article discussing stromatolites. The authors apply the method of Diffusion Entropy (DE) to the study of stromatolites by means of a two-dimensional procedure that makes it possible for us to compare the DE analysis to the results of a compression method.

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This is the pre-print version, reprinted with permission from Elsevier Science Ltd. The final definitive version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0960-0779(03)00437-5

Abstract: We apply the method of Diffusion Entropy (DE) to the study of stromatolites by means of a two-dimensional procedure that makes it possible for us to compare the DE analysis to the results of a compression method. As done with the compression method, the authors analyze two pairs of samples, one biotic and the other a-biotic. Each pair consists of a target, the putative stromatolite sample, and of its surrounding matrix. We use two different procedures, referring to single colors and to a color combination, respectively. We apply the DE method to both procedures and we find the same result, this being that the scaling index of the time series stemming from the biotic target yields a scaling index larger than the scaling indices of the other three curves. We argue that the DE analysis confirms the results of the compression method.

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  • Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 2004, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Ltd., pp. 145-148

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  • Publication Title: Chaos, Solitons and Fractals
  • Volume: 20
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 145
  • Page End: 148
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Ignaccolo, Massimiliano; Schwettmann, Arne; Failla, Roberto; Storrie-Lombardi, Michael C. & Grigolini, Paolo. Stromatolites: why do we care?, article, April 2004; [Amsterdam, Netherlands]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc139469/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.